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 Accessibility

UCN’s Accessibility Statement of Commitment: 
UCN is committed to inclusion, and to building and maintaining a diverse organization, respecting all people’s abilities. UCN is committed to ensuring equal access and participation for all employees, prospective employees, students and other stakeholders, and treating people in a manner which allows dignity and independence by identifying, preventing and removing accessibility barriers and meeting all requirements of the Accessibility for Manitobans Act. 
Accessibility Support Services: 

The Human Resource Manager is the designated Accessibility Coordinator for UCN. Students at UCN can access support through the Student Accessibility Services Office (SAS). Human Resources (HR) and SAS strive to provide accessible work and learning opportunities, and reasonable accommodations for all UCN employees, prospective employees and students impacted by a barrier. In addition, UCN will use reasonable efforts to ensure a barrier-free environment within UCN campuses, facilities and services.
The Accessibility Resource Officers work together to implement and coordinate the delivery of accessibility services for all UCN students with permanent and/or temporary documented disabilities of all types; mental, physical, neurological or medical conditions. 

We invite you to connect with SAS to learn first-hand of the variety of services and support options available.  As each student’s needs are unique, the provision of services is designed individually; needs are determined by the nature of the disability, requirements of the curriculum or program of study, expectations in the classroom and the timeliness of the request.
Some accommodations available for students with disability or chronic illness may include but are not limited to:
  • Assessment for accommodation needs, advocacy and disability counseling; 
  • Alternate formatting for textbooks, tests, assignments and exams;
  • Separate space for test or exams;
  • Proper assistive devices and equipment; 
  • Extended time for tests, assignments or exams; 
  • Reasonable environmental accommodations;
  • Referrals and requests for Tutoring, Invigilation, Proctor and Note Takers as needed.
UCN believes that students have the right and also the responsibility to determine w​hether or not to access support services. Support services do not provide students with any advantage over their peers; rather they help to eliminate competitive disadvantages. Students are required to contact SAS at the beginning of each term to make an appointment to review and update their Individual Accommodation Plan.

More information about accessibility and support services at UCN can be found at the links below:

Student Accessibility Services Guidelines for Documentation
Accommodations Available Funding
Individual Emergency Responce Plan Resources

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  • The Pas Campus Box 3000, 436 - 7th Street East, The Pas, MB R9A 1M7 Telephone: (204) 627-8500 / Toll Free: (866) 627-8500
  • Thompson Campus 55 UCN Drive, Thompson, MB R8N 1L7 Telephone: (204) 677-6450 / Toll Free: (866) 677-6450
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